Placement



Students on the Job Market

All Wharton doctoral students build their own research interests on a foundation of rigorous research. By pushing the boundaries of understanding, they not only become experts in their fields, but also translate their research into practice, addressing relevant issues in the real world.

Note: If you are interested in students from a particular program, please contact the departments directly for more information. See a list of links to department websites.
Student Name Research Interests Job Market Paper Faculty Advisors
ACCOUNTING

David Tsui

Website

Email

  • Corporate governance
  • Executive compensation and incentives
  • Voluntary disclosure

Wayne Guay

Rick Lambert

Chris Armstrong

Dan Taylor

APPLIED ECONOMICS

Peter Blair

Personal website

Email

  • Urban Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Development Economics
  • Applied Microeconomic Theory

The Effect of Outside Options on Neighborhod Tipping Points

Todd Sinai

Fernando Ferreira

Gilles Duranton

Hanming Fang

Mark Clements

Personal website

Email

  • Behavial Economics
  • Asset Pricing
  • Financial Markets
  • Macrofinance

Preference Irregularities and Asset Pricng Regularities

Kent Smetters

Jeremy Tobacman

Vincent Glode

Anthony DeFusco

Personal website

Email

  • Real Estate & Urban Economics
  • Household Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Applied Microeconomics

Homeowner Borrowing and Housing Collateral: New Evidence from Expiring Price Controls

 

Fernando Ferreira

Joseph Gyourko

Gilles Duranton

Todd Sinai

Nikolai Roussanov

 Albert Zevelev

Personal Website

Email

  • Household Finance
  • Macroeconomics
  • Psychology and Economics
  • Real Estate Finance

Regulating Mortgage Leverage: Fire-sales, Foreclosure Spirals an dPecuniary Externalities

 

Urban Jerman

Enrique Mendoza

Susan Wachter 

 

FINANCE

Finance PhD students on the job market are listed on the department website:
Finance PhD Job Market Candidates

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT & ECONOMICS

Sunita Desai 

Email

Website

  • Health Economics
  • Organizational Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Information Technology 

 

Mark Pauly

Guy David

Dan Polsky

 

 Victoria Perez

Email

Website

  • Public Finance
  • Health Insurance
  • Industrial Organization
  • Household Finance
The Effect of Private Managed Care on Medicaid Spending and Fiscal Predictability

Mark Pauly

Guy David

Dan Polsky

Aditi Sen

Email

Website

  •  Health Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Organizational Economics
  • Industrial Organization
 

Robert Town

Kevin Volpp

Rob Burns

Guy David 

LEGAL STUDIES & BUSINESS ETHICS

Livia Levine

Email

Website

  • Behavioral business ethics
  • Negotiations
  • Communication media
  • Trust and Cooperation

"Negotiating with the Millennial Generation: Building Trust through Digital Chats"

Diana Robertson (chair)

Thomas Donaldson

Robert Meyer

Schan Duff

Email

Website

  • Financial Regulation
  • Financial Stability
  • Corporate Governance
  • Law and Strategy
"The New Financial Stability Regulation"

Eric Orts (Chair)

David Zaring (Advisor)

David Skeel

Alan Strudler 

MANAGEMENT

Shefali Patil

Email

Website

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Culture
  • Values
  • Conformity
"Shifting between the small details and big picture: How structural inconsistency enhances decisions to conform or deviate"

Philip Tetlock (chair)

Adam Grant

Daniel Levinthal

Nancy Rothbard

Jihae Shin

Email

Website

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Motivation
"The Hidden Costs of Being Highly Interested: Why and When Intrinsic Motivation Toward One Task Reduces Performance in Other Tasks"

Adam Grant (chair)

Sigal Barsade

Nancy Rothbard

Katherine Milkman

MARKETING

 Cexan Jeffrey Cai

Email

Website

  • Competitive strategy
  • Behavioral economics
  • Information economics

 

 “Silent and Salient? Perks and Perils of Performance Posting”

Jagmohan Raju

Robert Meyer

 Arun Gopalakrishnan

Email

Website

  • Customer relationship dynamics
  • Intertemporal decision making
  • Technology innovation
  • Bayesian methods and computation
  • Dynamic structural models
 "Which curve are you on? A latent relationship trajectory model of customer retention and usage"           

Eric Bradlow

Peter Fader

OPERATIONS, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT & DECISION PROCESSES

Hengchen Dai

Email

Website

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Motivation
  • Self-regulation
  • Social Influence
  • Behavioral Economics
“Putting your past behind you: Why and how fresh starts motivate goal pursuit—and when they backfire”

Katherine L. Milkman (advisor)

Maurice E. Schweitzer

Katherine Klein

David A. Hofmann

Theresa Kelly

E-mail

Website

  • Judgment and decision making
  • Consumer behavior
  • Forecasting
  • Judgment under risk and uncertainty
  • Risk perception
  • Subjective probability
“Thinking through the details of an event can make predictions worse”

Joe Simmons

 

 Dokyun Lee

Email

Website

  • E-Commerce
  • Big Data Consumer Analytics
  • Recommender Systems
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Application of Natural Language Processing
  • Data Mining 
"The Effect of Social Media Marketing Content on Consumer Engagement: Evidence from Facebook"

Kartik Hosanagar

Lorin M. Hitt

Harikesh S. Nair  (Stanford Graduate School of Business)